Southern Company Administrative Assistant - Community Development in Atlanta, Georgia

Administrative Assistant - Community Development



The Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing support to the department’s statewide Community Development Team and Education and Workforce Development Team. The position reports to the Manager of Community Development. The candidate must be able to work seamlessly with the Community Development team, Education & Workforce Development team, research analysts, engineers, and creative team to schedule and support meetings in the Georgia Experience Center. The position is located out of Centergy building at 75 5 th Street NW, Suite 150/175 Atlanta, GA 30308.

Duties will include, but are not limited to, the following tasks:


  • Processing expense reports and maintaining records

  • Processing invoices and check requests for entire C&ED organization

  • Video conference, Skype Conference and other phone meeting set up

  • Meeting minutes and action item tracking

  • Making travel arrangements

  • Ordering and maintaining office supplies

  • Maintaining timekeeping records, reports, and time entry

  • Arranging logistics for meetings as needed (procure location, invite attendees, set-up, scheduling catering, clean-up, etc.)

  • Create and revise room layouts for each event.

  • Ensure office cleanliness at end of each day and adjust rooms as needed (making sure space is always ‘ready’ for visitors)

  • Provide backup coverage for other administrative assistants when they are away from the office

  • Other duties as needed


  • High School Diploma required. College degree preferred.

  • Extensive experience secretarial/administrative experience in a busy, fast-paced environment.

  • Experience supporting a large department is highly desired

  • Experience and proficiency using Invoice/Expense systems, Timekeeping, and Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, One Drive, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel) preferred


  • Knowledge and use of general office administration/management practices and equipment desired

  • Possesses strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills, including good listening skills

  • Ability to effectively interact with a variety of position levels and personalities

  • Able to successfully perform multiple tasks simultaneously, successfully

  • Ability to handle large volume of work, in a fast-paced environment

  • Exceptional organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Exceptional communication and listening skills while demonstrating a high level of attention to detail

  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with administrative staff including external network

  • Ability to make decisions and anticipate next steps

  • Must utilize good judgment and decision-making skills


  • Exemplify Our Values : Safety Excellence, Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, Total Commitment

  • Demonstrate commitment to C&ED’s Guiding Principles: Laser Focus, One Team, Innovation

  • Maintain a professional demeanor

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information at all times

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities

  • Demonstrate initiative and drive to deliver positive results

  • Must be a team player that is customer focused and service oriented

  • Able to exercise independent judgment and discretion and able to work with minimal direction

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)

  • Takes initiative/Proactive in approach

Subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position.

Georgia Power is an investor-owned, tax-paying utility that serves 2.4 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. The largest of four electric utilities that make up Southern Company, Georgia Power, has been providing electricity to Georgia for more than a century at rates well below the national average. With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.


Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): No

Union Covered: No

Work Location(s):

75 Centergy Building (75Atlanta)

75 5th Street NW

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2006157